Example live in Hatfield on BBC Radio 1’s Student Tour

PUBLISHED: 11:13 27 October 2011 | UPDATED: 21:15 27 October 2011

Example at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Example at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield


EXAMPLE was the star guest as BBC Radio 1’s Student Tour stopped off at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

And Elliot John Gleave, birthname of the 29-year-old rapper-cum-singer, had the dancefloor bouncing, quite literally, to his selection of catchy and all-about-life tracks at the sold-out Forum Hertfordshire.

Following on from support act Flux Pavilion and a DJ set from BBC Radio 1’s evening show presenter Zane Lowe, fittingly dedicated to the late John Peel on John Peel Day, Example opened with The Skies Don’t Lie, and ended with the massive number one hit Changed The Way You Kiss Me, both from the chart-topping album Playing In The Shadows.

Throughout his 55-minute set, which was broadcast live on Radio 1 on Tuesday night, the talented musician urged the hundreds of students and general public to ‘bounce’ and they duly obliged.

Example decided that he would host a ‘jumping competition’ during one of his tracks, and pardon the pun, he led by example with a huge leap into the air.

His jump was probably beaten by some of his fans on the dancefloor, who continued to show their appreciation to the London-born performer.

Watch The Sun Come Up brought the house down with the crowd joining in the chorus with energy, enthusiasm and a throng of waving hands, with Example often cutting in urging people to ‘get moving’.

And that’s exactly what the majority of people, young and old, did in Hertfordshire’s premier music venue.

Lighters and mobile phone lights were at the ready for Natural Disaster and The Way before Example belted out 2010 top three hit Kickstarts from the album Won’t Go Quietly.

And everyone will have gone away wanting more as set closer Changed The Way You Kiss Me was played out, which interestingly had premiered on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on March 24.

All in all a lively gig full of energy, enthusiasm and superb interaction with the Hatfield crowd, from one of the UK’s hottest talents.

* To find out more about BBC Radio 1’s Student Tour visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio1

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